Next Generation Films Adds Several VAREX Blown Film Lines from W&H

As part of the $75M expansion at Next Generation Films in Lexington, OH, the company has ordered several VAREX blown film lines from W&H for the production of multilayer specialty films.

Next Generation CEO, Dave Frecka, said the company will fill its new plant with leading edge technology to mix with its “own brand of magic” and set the standard for film in the industry. He added, “We’ve chosen W&H for future growth based on the success we’ve experienced together over the past years.”


The VAREX modular blown film line from W&H covers a broad range of applications from mono to 3-, 5-, 7-, 9- and 11-layers.


Along with adding 80 acres to its existing campus, building a new...



Windmöller & Hölscher Group to Exhibit at PackExpo 2016 in Chicago

The Windmöller & Hölscher Group (W&H), including subsidiaries BSW Machinery and Garant Maschinenhandel, will exhibit at PackExpo 2016 in McCormick Place, booth E-7955 in the Upper Lakeside building.

W&H will showcase the range of paper, plastic and polywoven bags and sacks that can be produced on the company’s multiwall, FFS and converting machinery. In addition to packaging experts, an international team will be on hand to consult on film extrusion and printing presses.


Garant will run demonstrations and job changes on the new TRIUMPH 2-T8 block bottom bag machine. Launched earlier in 2016, the TRIUMPH 2-T8 enables shorter job changes, faster running speeds and higher output than its...



W&H Presents new Machines and Technologies at K 2016

Windmöller & Hölscher Group will introduce several new innovations and present its comprehensive product portfolio for the production of flexible packaging at K 2016 in Düsseldorf. Details about the new technologies will be announced at the beginning of the show. “It has become tradition for W&H to celebrate the premieres of machinery and technologies for extrusion and converting at K,” says Dr. Jürgen Vutz, CEO. W&H will continue to focus on the concept of Packaging 4.0. “We will show how intelligent machines, integrated processes and intuitive handling are already increasing efficiency and flexibility of the production,” explains Peter Steinbeck, Managing Director.

Coinciding with K, the family-owned company will open the doors to the 3,000 m2 Technology Center at its headquarters in Lengerich for a four day in-house EXPO. Visitors will get to see several new innovations, among them the newest generation cast film line from W&H. In addition machine demonstrations for printing, converting and blown film as well as a plant tour will complete the program.

Subsidiary BSW Machinery, specializing in machinery for the production of woven PP sacks, will introduce...



1,000th HELIOSTAR S Printing Unit Completed

Well over 100 HELIOSTAR S gravure presses from W&H are operating worldwide in international market leading companies as well as local family businesses.

Windmöller & Hölscher (W&H) manufactured the thousandth print unit for the HELIOSTAR S gravure press in February at company headquarters in Lengerich, Germany. The print unit is part of a press being produced for a well-known packaging company in Southeast Asia. Including this press, there are currently more than 100 HELIOSTAR S presses operating at market leading companies as well as local family businesses in more than 30 countries on all continents.


„Alongside the HELIOSTAR G, the...



Canada’s Flexstar Packaging Running First MIRAFLEX S Press in North America

Richmond, BC based Flexstar Packaging has installed the first MIRAFLEX S flexographic press from Windmoeller & Hoelscher (W&H) in North America.

The MIRAFLEX S has been in full operation since November 2015. Flexstar’s President, Marc Bray, said, “We have wide-web presses at FLEXSTAR. The MIRAFLEX S is a narrow to mid-web press that complements the machinery we have and is able to reliably tackle any kind of job we need to run, regardless of size or if the job is a PET, OPP or thin gauge PE...



W&H Introduces New Generation of Flexo and Gravure Presses at drupa 2016

Several Live Demonstrations Daily

Windmöller & Hölscher Group will present its comprehensive product portfolio on more than 1,000 m2 at drupa 2016 in Düsseldorf (Hall 15, Booth A41).

A new generation of flexo and gravure printing presses will be premiered at the event. “As is customary for W&H, we will unveil our newest technologies at drupa where visitors from all over the world can have a close-up view,” says Dr. Jürgen Vutz, CEO of W&H. Live machine demonstrations will run several times daily.

At this year’s tradeshows,...